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Greek-style clothing

the Hellenic Dorians created in pre-Homer times a rectangular woollen cloth, which was laid against the skin and fastened at the shoulder with pins. This garment was the same for women as for men. Thanks to the Ionians the Greeks later adopted the chiton, a tunic which by now was stapled and stitched together, and later pleated. The men's chiton was shorter than the women's. For colder weather there was the himation, which was a strip of cloth of approx. 1.5 m in width and 3 m in length, worn by men thrown over the shoulder and by women as a veil over the head.



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